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Taking a stand. Stars including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and La Toya Jackson took to social media to praise Kesha following her powerful performance of "Praying" at the Grammy Awards 2018 on Sunday, January 28.

James Corden, the show's host, said after Kesha's performance that "music often resonates more than spoken word ever could". "Powerful. Godspeed", tweeted Maria Shriver.

Kesha then took the stage, wearing all white, joined by a chorus of female singers such as Andra Day, Cyndi Lauper and Bebe Rexha to sing her song, "Praying".

Kesha, 30, explained what the song meant to her in an essay on Lenny Letter, the website run by actress Lena Dunham. In 2014, the 30-year-old singer sued Dr. Luke in an attempt to get out of her contract with him and Sony Music, saying that he "sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused [Kesha] to the point where [she] almost lost her life", according to Rolling Stone. But the performance raises the question of how many left speechless in the audience would still gladly collaborate with Dr. Luke.

That award belonged to Kesha. "And just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well".

Kesha (rear, center) is embraced by her fellow singers after performing "Praying". After Janelle Monae's assertive, insistent Time's Up speech, Kesha finally got the forum she was due. Since 2013, she has been fighting the producer in court, and has accused him of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I never could have known what would've happened these past few years.

"This fearless, two-time Grammy nominee inspired so many of us, including myself, when she spoke her truth on her album, Rainbow, which is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album tonight", said Monae.

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